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Butler, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Butler had a population of 7,951 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Butler is located at latitude 40.9981 and longitude -74.3488 in Morris County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Butler (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Morris County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 338 feet.

The Borough of Butler (GNIS ID: 885175) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Butler, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,951
Population in Households 7,928
Population in Familes 6,423
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 3,900
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $93,012
Average Household Income $109,796
Per Capita Income $44,049


Total Housing Units 3,347 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,104 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,078 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 165 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $383,201
Average Home Value $387,809


Total Households 3,182
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 2,070
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.65% 0.5%
Households 0.59% 0.45%
Families 0.57% 0.46%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Butler, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Butler to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 188 66th
Population Density # 165 70th
Diversity Index # 247 55th
Median Household Income # 198 64th
Per Capita Income # 217 60th

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